Blue Picnic Area ~ Hovander Park

Hovander Blue Picnic Area Header

Reservations open on March 29th
by phone only 360-778-5850

Facility open for use on April 12

50 guests maximum

To Check Availability or Request a Reservation
Fill out a Reservation Request Form

To Cancel a Reservation
Call 360-778-5850 or email
parks@co.whatcom.wa.us

Reservation Policies

Description
This picnic area sits adjacent to the grass fields and close to the barnyard animals and playground. This picnic spot is in full sun with no trees. The capacity for this site is 50 people but with prior approval and a fee can accommodate up to 100. Learn more about Hovander Homestead Park.

Hours
8am-dusk
Hours change based on sunset time and are posted at the park entrance and at the parking lot.

Features  

  • 4 Picnic Tables
  • 18" Briquette BBQ Grill
  •  Water Spigot
  • Additional items available for a fee include: 
    • Volleyball Set
    • Stock Tubs for beverages

Daily Rental Rates
Whatcom County Residents: $75 (up to 50 people)
Non-Residents: $95 (up to 50 people)
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13

Optional Add-On Fees
Alcohol Use Fee: $60
Waste Removal Fee: $20
Additional 50 People: $25 (approval required)
Sports Equipment: $10
Stock Tubs: $10/each

  

Hovander Blue Picnic Area Looking Toward Barn
Hovander Blue Picnic Area Looking Toward Main Playground
Hovander Blue Picnic Area Tables

Hovander Park CartsDid You Know?

Wheeled carts are available to transport supplies to your picnic site. The carts are located by the building to the left of the ranger office as you head into the park.

Hovander Picnic Areas Map Detail
  1. Directions & Parking
  2. FAQ's

Address
5299 Nielsen Road
Ferndale, WA 98248
Map

Directions
From I-5 (North or South)
Take I-5 Exit 262
Turn west onto Main Street, toward downtown Ferndale
Immediately after the railroad underpass make a sharp left onto Hovander Road
Turn right onto Nielsen Avenue and follow the signs to Hovander Park

Parking
Free parking for the Blue Picnic Area is in the main Hovander parking lot.